Course title:
Creative Writing For All
Tutor:
Deb Tyler-Bennett
Course ID:
C2346492
Start date:
14/01/2022
End date:
11/02/2022
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Fri 14 Jan 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 2
Fri 21 Jan 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 2
Fri 28 Jan 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 2
Fri 04 Feb 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 2
Fri 11 Feb 2022 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM 2
Total sessions: 5
Total number of classroom hours: 10
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 10
Date
Fri 14 Jan 2022
Times
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 21 Jan 2022
Times
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 28 Jan 2022
Times
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 04 Feb 2022
Times
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
2
Date
Fri 11 Feb 2022
Times
09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
5
Total number of classroom hours:
10
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
10
Venue:
Classroom Face to Face with Canvas (for SLR & teaching file)
Loughborough Town Hall
Market Place
Loughborough
LE11 3EB
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
Programme title:
Programme aims:
Programme description:
Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£41.00 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Students will learn as much from their fellow writers as from the Tutor. The first ten minutes of each session involve 'sharing time' where students can discuss writing, cultural, and WEA opportunities.

This course is for beginners and improvers
Other

Students will learn as much from their fellow writers as from the Tutor. The first ten minutes of each session involve 'sharing time' where students can discuss writing, cultural, and WEA opportunities.

What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
Pens, paper, and folder. Please bring along any writing or cultural opportunities you wish to share. Also, do keep a writer's notebook, whatever form, digital or otherwise, this may take.
Course aim:
This course aims to get people expanding their creative writing skills in both poetry and prose. Taught by a published writer, the in course techniques are shared between like minded participants who wish to explore the limits of writing creatively.
Course description:
Do you write and want to make the most of your writing? Do you wish to share ideas and techniques in poetry and prose with like minded writers? Then come along and expand your skills whilst learning some new techniques. Taught by a published writer, this course considers how to develop your creative writing 'voice' via exercises in poetry and prose.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Explore and expand a knowledge of poetic rhythm via exercises.
2. Devise sets of notes that will benefit writing and develop a 'road map' technique for pieces of work.
3. Develop explorations into prose techniques via storytelling exercises.
4. Expand skills in cutting, editing, and polishing, so that the writer builds up a 'suite' of editing techniques.
5. Should it be wished, knowledge of where to send work out, and how to approach publishers and editors, will be shared.
How will I learn?

We expect you to attend your classroom sessions and make time to do any required learning activities on your own.

The WEA tutor will use a range of teaching and learning activities and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning. Your tutor will use tasks to see how you are learning, which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects, discussion, written or practical work. Your tutor will give you feedback on your learning and progress.

WEA Canvas online learning area

Whether your course is face to face or online, the WEA uses its online learning area, called Canvas, to support your learning. This includes using Canvas to think about and record your progress and to give your tutor and the WEA feedback on your course. Your tutor may put resources or activities on Canvas to use during or between lessons. If you want to understand more about our Canvas online learning platform please visit: www.wea.org.uk/help

WEA online sessions/ courses- Zoom

If your course is online, you will join a virtual classroom using a weblink: the WEA uses a video-conferencing tool called Zoom. To use Zoom you will need a Laptop, Computer, Tablet or Smart phone which has speakers, a microphone and a video camera. For some courses, to submit work, we advise you to use a laptop or computer. For more information on Canvas and Zoom please visit www.wea.org.uk/help

Information and advice

For more information and advice about our courses phone our support team on 0300 303 3464 or email: courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Support

We will ask you about any support you may need when you enrol. You can also telephone the Student Support Team on 0300 303 3464 or email studentsupport@wea.org.uk. The earlier you tell us about your needs the better. We will be able to provide help more quickly.

You can also find out about what support is available through our Student Handbook. This highlights what you can expect from WEA and what we expect from you. https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/student-handbook

For information about course fees and financial support whilst you study visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/course-fees-and-financial-support

For student support relating to specific learning need or disability visit https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/learningsupport

What next?

Your tutor will talk with you about what you could do following this course.

You can also find information on our website to support you to make decisions about what you can do next https://www.wea.org.uk/studentsupport/whatsnextandprogression

You may benefit from speaking to the National Careers Service regarding your future career plans - call 0800 100 900 or visit their website https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk